February 1st…

A time to reflect on January, have a glass of wine with our friends who mistakenly gave up alcohol for a month and look back on goals that were made when opportunities seemed endless with the start of the new year bringing heightened motivation.

January was LONG. It’s the first time in a long time that I kept asking why the hell it wasn’t February?! Time flies these days so I guess I’m thankful that it seem to slow for a month but man oh man I was ready to say “BYE” to January. The temperatures were bipolar with -5 one day and near 60 the next which just messed with our emotions. Work is always a little crazy after the new year but for some reason this January has been exceptional. And all in all I just miss my family that I don’t get to see as much as I do in the warmer seasons when it’s easier to travel. However, I’m thankful that we have all been healthy and happy for the most part. William is learning something new every day, WALKING and babbling lots of “words”. He is moving up in his daycare and I swear he is becoming a little child. We had date nights, celebrated birthdays and celebrated BIG for our sweet sister in law who kicked cancer’s booty. Fantastic things rounded out the first month of the year but overall it. Just. felt. Long.

I started off the month working out 5 days a week (keeping my NY resolution). That lasted until the 3rd week or so when I only made it 4 days but I didn’t get discouraged and made up for it the following. My biggest frustration was the lack of weight I was losing. I was counting calories, not drinking during the week, working out every day and so annoyed that I didn’t see anything on the scale. In the last two weeks I moved to a low-carb focus and really limited the amount of carbs I was eating vs. counting calories. I finally started seeing an impact so I’m actually motivated moving into February.

We are gearing up for a ski trip with Alex’s family in West Virginia next week and I am PUMPED. It also happens to be Alex’s birthday! Birthdays are a big deal in our family so we are looking forward to celebrating and spending lots of time with family we haven’t seen in a few years. We are also planning our bathroom renovation for our guest bath and will finally have a usable BATHTUB. I seriously can’t wait.

Sorry I was MIA this week. Alex was traveling for work and I was playing the single parent role. Lucky for me I had lots of sweet friends who helped me out with William and kept me company. I like to be dramatic about having to take care of him alone but it worked out really well. More posts coming! Some a little out of my comfort zone…so bare with me 🙂 As always, thanks so much for all of the support!

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